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Winter 2021 - 2022: Chess at Fort Garrison and Summit Park
Registration for Fort Garrison is open. Summit park coming soon!

Fort Garrison - Fridays, January 7th through March 18th, 2022, 4:10-5:10PM
Summit Park - Wednesdays, December 8th, 2021 through February 16th, 2022, 3:45-4:45PM

Learn how to play chess, strategies, and participate in tournaments.   

Beginner to advanced players welcome!

For more information about this program please contact Arkadiy Frankel at

All volunteers must submit annually to a free background check provided by Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks. Click HERE for more information and application link (Greater Pikesville is in Region1).

Benefits of Chess
  • Improves concentration
  • Significantly improves motivation
  • Stimulates critical thinking
  • Has been known to increase grades in school

Some of the schools that Arkadiy has taught or is teaching this year are:
  • Fort Garrison Elementary
  • Ilchester Elementary
  • McDonogh School
  • Montgomery County Public Schools

The program:
Our lessons are one hour long. Students are exposed to the foundational theory of chess in the
first half of the lesson. During the second half, students can then apply their newly acquired
knowledge in playing with other class mates. While the kids are engaged in critical thought, the
instructor provides helpful tactical ideas and suggestions to improve their strategies.

Kids will be constantly challenged as they learn to play chess with national chess master,
Arkadiy Frenkel. Chess is gymnastics for the brain and studying the game is known to show
significant improvement in school grades and academic activities. Young players will be taught
strategies and tactics that will help them on the board and in life. Arkadiy has over 30 years of
international experience and has taught at chess camps, schools and programs in Maryland,
Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

  • Fort Garrison - GPRC's Modular classroom located directly across from the baseball diamond (the only one with a brick facade).
  • Summit Park - the library

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Chess - FORT GARRISON - Winter 2021-2022 
5 - 11 N/A 01/07/2022 - 03/18/2022
04:10 PM - 05:10 PM

Fort Garrison Elementary
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The cost for the Fall 2021 session is $150, located in GPRC's modular classroom directly across from the baseball diamond (brick facade)
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Chess - SUMMIT PARK - Winter 2021-2022 
5 - 11 N/A 12/08/2021 - 02/16/2022
03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

Summit Park Elementary
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The cost for the Fall 2021 session is $150, located in the school library
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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